Come to help a young family in Imbituba, Brazil



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    First of all THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST but mind that you must come to our home with an open mind and specially with a big and wide open heart!
    This IS a volunteering project we all make part of and we will treat you as family. Please don't come to us if you have an idea that we are going to explore you or something like that. We are here in this world to help each other. You help me and I help you. I help you and you help me. Then we become friends, family, humans!

    Sadly we prefer the volunteer to stay for ONE WEEK only. WE also HAVE SOME RULES THAT THE VOLUNTEER NEEDS TO FOLOW otherwise can be asked to LEAVE the house... One of the most important rules is that DRUGS AND ALCOHOL ARE FORBIDEN. Other rules can be explanned in advance by message or when the volunteer gets to the house. We are also not used to be asking others, all the time, to help us so the volunteer needs to be PROACTIVE and show his or her are really interest on helping... We don't like people standing in the middle of the way "just wondering" during theire volunteering time, while the family is working hard to put food on our bellys and a roof over our heads. We will try always to be honest and objective in communicating and assigning tasks but of course we will be always open to new ideas and REAL actions. This profile might seen to be hard but the staying hopefully won't be so tough ;o)

    We are a young family looking for a friendly hand on daily tasks as watching a house, cleaning and gardening.
    We work with lots of love in our own home artisan bakery and sell our products door by door all year long and at the beach during summer on an adapted bike. So, some help on that can be also required.
    We make whole breads of natural fermentation, functional cakes, pizzas, healthy snacks, mostly vegan or vegetarian.
    P S.: We are not vegetarian but we are trying to change habits and eat healthier.

    It will be a pleasure to welcome you here!

    About us: My name is Ester, I'm 38 years old and I'm gaucha native of Porto Alegre. Together with my husband Maicon, 32, also from the southern part of Brasil - but more for a surfer than for a "gaudério" - we formed a beautiful family with two enlightened children (Kauê, 5 years old, and Mariá, a baby born in the middle of the year of 2018).
    We also have in this family the illustrious presence of Grandma Selma, my 81-year-old mother, a lovely dog and a lazy cat.

    We love to work, travel, play, surf, chill at the beach, eat well and enjoy the nature.

    If you do not speak Portuguese, I will notice you that I am the only one who speaks English and Spanish fluently in the house but my husband and older son do understand Spanish and they even do good on that.

    Not long ago we were traveling and volunteering in South America for a year and a half and now with the coming of the second baby we are living here and working with what we love - food and people - for a period, until we have the opportunity to hopefully enjoy a new adventure.

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Although my husband smokes out of the house, I have preference for non-smoking volunteers. DRUGS and ALCOHOL is definitely BANNED. I WILL ASK THE VOLUNTEER TO LEAVE IMEDIATLY IF THIS RULE IS BROKEN.


  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Elderly Companion
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are located right in the cradle of the Franca whale, the beautiful Imbituba, Santa Catarina. A wonderful place for lovers of surfing, nature and extreme sports. We are very close to beaches known worldwide for their natural beauty, such as the famous and trendy Praia do Rosa and the wonderfull Garopaba. Not to mention that we are also close to Florianópolis, Guarda do Embaú, Ferrugem, Laguna, Farol de Santa Marta and many other beaches.
    In addition you can enjoy or better know a type of healthy and functional bakery. Inclusive you can learn how to make our breads and cakes and take it to your life!!

  • Help


    We need help in many areas but basically it is cleaning in general, cooking, playing with the kids, gardening and helping us on our bakery.
    We need someone responsable, respectful and PROACTIVE to help keeping the house clean and tidy. You have to like children and animals.
    If you choose to volunteer with us, you should keep in mind that the little ones require a lot of love, playfulness and patience, as well as someone who knows how to say NO and have a careful eye!

    We will always want you to have a pleasant, relaxed and peaceful work and stay. So if anything bothers you WE need to know (tell us!) so that way we can solve any question.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Português, Español, English

  • Accommodation


    A nice room, full of toys with beds and a fan. Our home is big, clean, sunny, airy, high-spirited. Food is included as part of the exchange for volunteering, including eating with our family on your days off if you decide to stay at home. Also products left over from our marketing on a daily basis may perhaps be consumed at times of outside work in case we decide to take you on a tour such as family outings, beach picnics, etc.
    NOTE: The volunteer will "check in" showing his or her passport for the security of all at home and will receive a tidy clean room and bed sheets to use and a neat and hygienic toilette to share with grandma. Before leaving the house, on his or her last day, the volunteer will clean up the room (vacuuming and moping) and wash the toilette too (swabing it to disinfect), so we can offer a decent place for the next virtuous traveller. If you are not OK with that rule please don't loose time contacting us. We would like to receive the room as clean as you have received, ir even better if posible.
    Remember when you apply to a volunteering project, as the name already says, WORK-AWAY you have to be UP to help others that are openning their home (and hearts in our case) for you!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You can walk or get an Uber to different beaches, dunes, or to a big lagoon, or even go by bus to the center of Imbituba and from there take any other bus to several beaches, lakes, ponds or green valleys around. We are also nearby and you can or walk or get a ride to a big lagoon to fish, have a picnic or take a refreshing swim. We are in Praia da Vila and near to the Canto da Vila, the peak of surf, sup, wind and kite-surf, and if you go souther there's the beach of Itapirubá, home to the ecological project of preservation and sighting of free whales during winter and also an ideal place for bathing and surfing all year long. If you like to appreciate a nice landscape or some adventure there is also a free flight ramp very close to our house.
    Oh! We have an old Wolksvagen Kombi so family trips can happen if everybody feels up to!
    Come and enjoy your staying with us!
    We will be very happy to make a new friend, brother or sister!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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